- A photo showing the next school year’s calendar has been circulating on social media
- According to the photo, School Year 2020 to 2021 will open on August 3, and will end on April 16, 2021
- It also included the schedule for quarterly examinations, Christmas breaks, and more
- However, the Department of Education said that the circulating school calendar is fake and they clarify that the official school calendar for next year will be released through a memorandum to be published on their website and Facebook page
- DepEd then warned the public to be careful about disseminating unverified information online
The Department of Education (DepEd) recently debunked a photo that has been circulating on social media showing a false calendar for the next school year.
In a Facebook post by DepEd, it announced that the school calendar is not from them and that it is “fake and unofficial”.
According to the circulating photo, School Year 2020 to 2021 will open on August 3, and will end on April 16, 2021.
There is also a schedule for quarterly examinations, Christmas breaks, and more.
"We would like to clarify that the information from a malicious photo circulating online of what is supposedly the school calendar for SY 2020-2021 is false and unofficial," the announcement from DepEd said.
The agency has announced that they will release the official school calendar for next year through a memorandum, which they will publish on their website and Facebook page, DepEd Philippines.
The department has also warned the public to be careful about disseminating unverified information, especially on social media.
"We strongly encourage everyone to be responsible and to exercise due diligence to verify accuracy when sharing information online," it added.
DepEd Sec. Leonor Briones earlier said the next school year for elementary and high school level will likely open in August this year.
In a previous report by KAMI, DepEd released its official statement as to when the classes for the school year 2020-2021 would resume. According to the agency, they are mulling over resuming classes in August.
DepEd assures everyone that their call for education remains the same, that it must continue whether it will be virtual or physical, and that the safety, health, and well being of the public will always be the primary consideration in any decision that they would be making.
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